GREAT BRITAIN: Notes from the Top

The slings and arrows of Britain's Angry Young Men are oft directed at the Establishment, a currently fashionable name for that power elite of England's Top People who went to school and church together and now read the Times, rather offhandedly run the country, and—most important—mysteriously "keep in touch." Tongue in cheek, London's Queen Magazine last week published its own Establishment Chronicle, on the ground that things had changed since the simple old days of the Old Boy Network, whose members were quiet, not flashy, unruffled, unobtrusively powerful, never admitted mistakes, never resigned.

In chatty, alumni-bulletin fashion, the Establishment Chronicle...

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